Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’

Purple Abyssinian Banana

(7 customer reviews)


Eventual Plant Size


Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’ is a fast growing, very jungly plant also known as the Red Abyssinian banana. Though not hardy it can be grown outside duriing the summer months either planted out or in a large container. Often growing to over 1.50 metres tall in a single summer ‘Maurelii’ creates a stunning show with it’s brightly coloured paddle shaped leaves. Best brought inside for the winter or dug up and cut back hard and kept in a cool glasshouse. Also makes a beautiful conservatory or house plant.

  • Position:Full sun.
  • Soil:Moist, well-drained soil.
  • Eventual Size:Up to 5 metres.
  • Habit:Upright.
  • Foliage:Evergreen herbaceous perennial.
  • Common Names:Purple Abyssinian Banana.
  • Other names: Ensete ventricosum 'Rubrum', Ensete 'Maurelii', Ethiopian black banana
  • Hardiness:Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)

7 reviews for Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’

  1. Ray Tunnicliff (verified owner)

    Thank you very much for your excellent service. Plants ordered and delivered in 4 days. Plants in excellent condition and well packaged. Will definitely order more.

  2. Steven Elmore (verified owner)

    Great service and delivery spot on…a big leaf was damaged but plant will recover no doubt. Very impressed overall…many thanks. Haribo rules!

  3. Christine Boyle (verified owner)

    Absolutely fantastic buying experience, and a fabulously happy, healthy plant to keep me company. The sweeties in the box was the icing on the cake. I will be back again and again.

  4. Neil watkins (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant and A star service yet again, I will be back for more.

  5. Bella (verified owner)

    Arrived beautifully and very well packaged, thank you

  6. Brian Vernon (verified owner)

    Super happy, beautiful plant

  7. Mark Sayer

    Very Good

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